The Best Episodes Directed by Lew Schneider

Why Are We Here?

#1 - Why Are We Here?

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 1 - Episode 22

In this flashback episode, Ray and Debra remember their days in their first apartment. Debra finds out she's having twins, and so they decide they need a house. Ray maps a strategy where they are not close enough for everyday visits from his folks but not far enough for overnight stays. A mustached Robert discovers his wife wants a divorce. Part-time realtor Frank finds Ray and Debra a perfect house across the street from him and Marie. Debra decides living across from her in-laws is a good idea.

star 8.34
404 votes
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A Night to Remember

#2 - A Night to Remember

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 4 - Episode 19

Barry puts together some romantic gestures for Lainey; Erica and Geoff attempt to go to prom together, but it doesn't go as planned; Adam is flattered when a nerdy but cute junior asks him out, but he gets scared when Beverly gets involved.

star 7.95
1280 votes
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Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook

#3 - Recipe for Death II: Kiss the Cook

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 4 - Episode 6

Adam uses Murray's revelation of love for action movies to ask him for the money to film his own action film; the production is put in jeopardy when Barry goes missing while playing lead and an unlikely replacement actor is brought in.

star 7.89
1262 votes
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Parents Just Don't Understand

#4 - Parents Just Don't Understand

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 5 - Episode 9

Adam and Barry don't get the reaction they expect from Murray when they write a song called "Dads Just Don't Care"; Beverly takes drastic measures to change Erica's mind about needing some space.

star 7.87
728 votes
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The Goldbergs’ Excellent Adventure

#5 - The Goldbergs’ Excellent Adventure

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 9 - Episode 1

The family pays tribute to Pops, venturing down memory lane by visiting Pops’ favorite stomping grounds. Forever with camera in hand, Adam captures the outing and themes it to “Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure.” Hijinks and hilarity ensue, and we are reminded that there is no bond greater than family.

star 7.87
119 votes
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Jimmy 5 is Alive

#6 - Jimmy 5 is Alive

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 3 - Episode 3

Murray attempts to help Adam transition into adulthood by building a robot, but their creative differences drive them apart, the opposite of what Murray was trying to achieve. Meanwhile, Barry makes a huge mistake when he accidentally tapes over Beverly’s beloved video of his 5th birthday party.

star 7.83
899 votes
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Jedi Master Adam Skywalker

#7 - Jedi Master Adam Skywalker

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 4 - Episode 23

Barry and Erica are curious to know if they will be voted for in the year book, and since Adam works on the staff, they pressure him for the rough layout; Murray is irritated when Marvin visits for money, but Beverly convinces Murray to help him out.

star 7.83
1080 votes
Crazy Calls

#8 - Crazy Calls

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 4 - Episode 4

Murray and Pop-Pop wage in a war of words after the Goldbergs get their first-ever answering machine. Fed up with their fighting, Erica, Barry and Pops hope to broker a peace using a trip to a hockey game as leverage. Meanwhile, Beverly worries about Adam's social standing after he begins spending his lunch period with some lovable geeks in the computer room.

star 7.81
1273 votes
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Fascinatin' Debra

#9 - Fascinatin' Debra

Everybody Loves Raymond Season 1 - Episode 21

A popular radio psychologist comes to the house to interview Debra for a book on the American family. But the doctor finds that the rest of the eccentric Barones are more captivating, leaving "normal" Debra feeling left out because she's not "quirky or funny or interesting."

star 7.78
412 votes
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The Circle of Driving Again

#10 - The Circle of Driving Again

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 5 - Episode 8

Murray takes Adam out for a driving lesson and they learn something new about Pops in the process; Erica struggles with making friends.

star 7.78
762 votes
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A Wall Street Thanksgiving

#11 - A Wall Street Thanksgiving

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 5 - Episode 7

During the holiday, Uncle Marvin reveals he has become a stockbroker and convinces Barry and the JTP to invest their money with him. Murray intervenes which has repercussions for Barry. Meanwhile, Erica tells Geoff she is in debt and gets swept up in the family investment. Later, Beverly invites 50 people over for a Thanksgiving potluck instead of stressing out cooking for the family, but the plan backfires and Beverly realizes some traditions shouldn't change.

star 7.78
805 votes
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Sixteen Candles

#12 - Sixteen Candles

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 1

It’s Adam’s 16th birthday, but his parents are too distracted by Barry and Lainey’s engagement and Erica’s band ambitions to remember their youngest son’s big day. But the situation presents an opportunity for Adam to ask Erica to put him on the high school social map. Meanwhile, Beverly thinks she can scare Barry and Lainey straight with the reality of being adults.

star 7.76
569 votes
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The Hooters

#13 - The Hooters

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 5 - Episode 13

Adam's silly antics in class distract his woodshop teacher -- who nearly injures himself; Geoff and Beverly try to become more cultured in an attempt to keep Erica close.

star 7.76
704 votes
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The Proposal

#14 - The Proposal

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 22

Geoff shares with the JTP that he is planning on asking Erica to marry him and gives them the engagement ring for safekeeping. Like any good romantic comedy, several miscommunications and misunderstandings between Geoff and Erica’s friends and family result in a potential derailing of the proposal, forcing Adam to step in to keep the couple’s special moment alive.

star 7.76
140 votes
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The Adam Bomb

#15 - The Adam Bomb

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 2 - Episode 17

Adam and Barry get in a prank war, while Erica tries to become a pop star.

star 7.72
825 votes
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The Greatest Musical Ever Written

#16 - The Greatest Musical Ever Written

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 4 - Episode 8

Barry starts to make fun of Adam for wanting to join theater until he finds out that Adam and Lainey have been cast in roles that require them to kiss; Barry decides to sabotage the production by joining the stage crew.

star 7.72
1220 votes
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A Christmas Story

#17 - A Christmas Story

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 3 - Episode 10

Disappointed with her unenthusiastic family during the holidays, Beverly creates "Super Hanukkah" to get them into the spirit, but it's too similar to Christmas. Meanwhile, Adam is annoyed that Barry is more interested in hanging with Lainey than him, so he triple-dog dares his brother with results neither one see coming.

star 7.72
868 votes
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I Lost on Jeopardy

#18 - I Lost on Jeopardy

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 21

Having become obsessed with game shows since leaving college, Erica tries out for "Jeopardy!"; a new crush makes Barry realise he might not be over Lainey.

star 7.65
413 votes
A Fish Story

#19 - A Fish Story

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 17

Adam and Murray don't want to go on a camping trip, so father and son create a film faking it; Erica joins an all-girl a cappella group and learns an important lesson after taking over the group.

star 7.63
249 votes

#20 - RAD!

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 3

Erica thinks all of her singing dreams are going to come true when she lands a job at the new karoke bar in town. But when she’s tasked with bringing in more customers, will Erica regret turning to Beverly for help? Meanwhile, Murray tries to teach Barry and Lainey how to be financially responsible adults.

star 7.62
502 votes

#21 - Vacation

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 1

Beverly insists the family take a road trip to go on vacation to Disneyland before Erica and Barry go off to college; Erica worries about her relationship with Geoff when he tells her they need to talk.

star 7.59
379 votes
Mister Knifey-Hands

#22 - Mister Knifey-Hands

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 5

Despite Beverly’s wishes, Jackie’s parents allow Adam to watch “A Nightmare on Elm Street” and a disagreement between the families ensues. But Beverly dreams of facing off with horror icon Freddy Krueger, which teaches her an important lesson about her son’s relationship with Jackie. Meanwhile, Erica realizes she’s not as popular as she once was when she starts hanging out at William Penn Academy, despite the fact she’s no longer a student there.

star 7.58
476 votes
Body Swap

#23 - Body Swap

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 16

Adam is torn between following Beverly's rules when it comes to off-campus lunch or going to the mall food court with his friends. Meanwhile, after using Barry's college ID to get food at the dorm, Geoff goes overboard and becomes the "student" Barry wishes he could be

star 7.57
259 votes

#24 - Breakin'

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 23

Adam lets it slip that Barry never completed his community service requirement, so the brothers join together to throw the greatest breakdancing battle in the history of William Penn. Geoff's stress levels are at an all-time high, so Erica makes an adult decision and plans for them to follow the Grateful Dead all summer. Finally, it's the end of an era when the JTP (The Jenkintown Posse) graduates from high school.

star 7.57
377 votes
Mom Trumps Willow

#25 - Mom Trumps Willow

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 22

After Adam decides to see "Willow" instead of spending Mother's Day with Beverly, he must find a way to get back into her good graces; Barry is tired of his status as middle child and fights Erica for his right to the college of his choice.

star 7.54
380 votes
Food in a Geoffy

#26 - Food in a Geoffy

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 3

Inspired by Murray's love of sandwiches, Geoff starts a food delivery service aptly named Food in a Geoffy. But he quickly learns running a business comes with challenges. Meanwhile, Adam is the only child at home now and gets a lot more attention from Beverly.

star 7.52
333 votes
The Living Room: A 100% True Story

#27 - The Living Room: A 100% True Story

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 8

Barry realizes that as a future doctor, he should be more concerned about Murray’s health, so he enlists the Jenkintown Posse and Coach Mellor to help get his father in shape. Meanwhile, Beverly is horrified to learn that Erica and Adam don’t want any of the priceless heirlooms in her fancy, never-really-used living room.

star 7.52
443 votes
Poker Night

#28 - Poker Night

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 20

In order to take her mind off of her heartbreak, Erica takes a trip to Los Angeles to see her best friend, Lainey Lewis, and they end up getting the band back together for a gig. Meanwhile, after getting caught taking part in an underground poker game, Adam gets sentenced to Pop-Pop duty, which turns out better than expected.

star 7.52
150 votes
The Wedding Singer

#29 - The Wedding Singer

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 6 - Episode 11

Barry and Lainey's wedding date is right around the corner, and Beverly is in her element as she tries to make everything perfect for her schmoopie's big day. Geoff is concerned about Adam's shortcomings as a wedding videographer. Meanwhile, Barry begins to have second thoughts.

star 7.51
435 votes
The Fake-Up

#30 - The Fake-Up

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 22

Adam and Brea's relationship is going well until Beverly's over-involvement causes them to fake a breakup. Meanwhile, Lainey is back in Jenkintown which throws Barry for a loop regarding his blossoming relationship with Ren

star 7.49
226 votes

#31 - Pickleball

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 11

Beverly discovers Murray is actually a year younger than they knew so she plans a do-over at celebrating his 50th birthday, while Coach Mellor attempts to prepare non-athletic Adam for tryouts for pickleball.

star 7.48
287 votes
Dave Kim's Party

#32 - Dave Kim's Party

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 15

A big party is being thrown at Dave Kim's house and Pops has a plan to make Adam cool for the big event. Meanwhile, Beverly's cookbook has made her "famous," leading her to become out of control and fame-hungry, but eventually she learns an important lesson.

star 7.47
272 votes
Mr. Ships Ahoy

#33 - Mr. Ships Ahoy

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 13

As William Penn’s new Quaker Warden, Beverly is thrilled to have co-workers for the first time and sets out to make them all love her. To her dismay, it’s more difficult to win them over than she anticipated, as her reputation of being a difficult school parent precedes her. Meanwhile, Geoff competes in the “Mr. Ships Ahoy” beauty pageant to prove to Erica that he can be seen as desirable by other women.

star 7.46
155 votes

#34 - WrestleMania

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 7

Murray decides to buy WrestleMania tickets to spend time with Barry and Adam, but he buys fake tickets so they can't get in. Meanwhile, Beverly forms her own neighborhood watch group when the Frentas choose neighbor Jane Bales to be the Watch Captain over her.

star 7.42
313 votes
Oates & Oates

#35 - Oates & Oates

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 7 - Episode 21

While throwing a telethon at their college to raise money for Earth Day, Barry attempts to woo Ren when he overpromises he can get Hall & Oates to perform. Meanwhile, Beverly attempts to set Bill up, but things go awry when he finds happiness with a woman he meets through Beverly's enemy

star 7.41
210 votes
Bevy’s Big Murder Mystery Party

#36 - Bevy’s Big Murder Mystery Party

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 8

Inspired by his obsession, Adam helps Beverly plan a murder mystery party for the family. Meanwhile, Erica, tasked with declaring her major, bumps up against Barry’s cockiness as she considers going the pre-med route.

star 7.40
164 votes
Who’s Afraid of Brea Bee?

#37 - Who’s Afraid of Brea Bee?

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 17

After realizing there may be trouble in lovers’ paradise for Erica and Geoff, Beverly involves herself in their relationship as well as Barry and Joanne’s to make sure everyone stays together. Meanwhile, Adam and Brea are cast opposite of each other in the school play, but their excitement for one another’s success grows dim when one starts to outshine the other onstage.

star 7.37
153 votes

#38 - Bever-lé

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 15

When the NFL players go on strike and the football season is threatened, Barry gets concerned that he and Murray will no longer have anything to talk about which leads Barry to try out for the Eagles team himself. Against Erica’s advice, Beverly decides to start selling a nutritional product from a sketchy company in an attempt to gain financial independence.

star 7.33
159 votes

#39 - Dee-Vorced

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 5

Beverly’s meddling in Adam’s relationship with Brea leads to a confrontation with her divorced mother, Vicki. Meanwhile, Barry struggles to reunite the JTP following his breakup with Ren.

star 7.31
181 votes
Geoff’s New Hat

#40 - Geoff’s New Hat

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 10

When Beverly realizes that she and Murray are not quite as in sync as they once were after a game night with the very-much-in-love Dolores and Bill, Beverly convinces Murray to get a hot tub to spark romance and spend time together. Over at college, Geoff decides to try out a new look for himself, which is not well received by Barry, causing some of Barry’s personal insecurities and fears to rise to the surface.

star 7.30
160 votes
Horse Play

#41 - Horse Play

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 9 - Episode 2

Adam is ready to leave the struggles of his high school years behind him but is distraught to discover he’s been waitlisted at NYU while his girlfriend Brea has been accepted, along with his mom Beverly — who surprises everyone by admitting she applied to the same school. Adam courts the NYU dean of admissions, hoping she will change her mind on his deferral. Meanwhile, Erica, Geoff, Barry and Joanne create their own plan to convince Geoff’s dad, Lou, that Erica had nothing to do with a past incident involving his prized porcelain horses.

star 7.28
107 votes
The Prettiest Boy in School

#42 - The Prettiest Boy in School

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 2

Adam returns to William Penn Academy as a senior and wrestles with the fact that he is a cool kid and no longer a nerd while his original friend group isn’t as lucky. Meanwhile, Beverly attempts to have a more grown-up relationship with Erica and Barry before they head back to college.

star 7.15
218 votes
It’s All About Comptrol

#43 - It’s All About Comptrol

The Goldbergs (2013) Season 8 - Episode 3

Geoff and Erica come to a point in the relationship where they realize they are in different places in college; and Geoff makes an important decision while Beverly tries to find a new purpose in her life as she seeks political office as the city comptroller.

star 7.15
208 votes